Electric Shaver is a part of everyday life for many men and there is a good reason behind this. Most of the razors are battery operated which makes the usage much easier. However, taking care of electric razor batteries is important if we want to avoid the extra costs for replacements.
Types of Battery
There are 3 main types of electric razor batteries – Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Battery, Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-CD) and Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) Battery. Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Battery is the most popular one among them whereas the Ni-CD batteries are the weakest ones; it means that you need to charge them very frequently. On the other hand, Ni-MH batteries last much longer than the above mentioned-types and have almost no memory effect, which means that they will last longer, however, charging them takes longer time. Li-Ion is the most used in shavers. It stores a large amount of energy and is rather compact.
We would like to give you some tips on how to extend the lifetime of your electric razor battery. Follow this article and you’ll be safe for quite a long time.
1. Drain or Discharge
Before charging your batteries to the maximum, you need to drain or discharge them first. We’ve often seen this advice and the characteristics of the battery is the reason for it. When you drain your batteries, you basically restore them and give them the ability to work for longer time. If your shaver doesn’t have a display to check the battery status, you can count on the amount of shaves to have an idea when it’s drained. Manuals can also inform you about how much usage makes the batteries fully discharged. You can also tell the condition of the battery by the way the shaver works but avoid this act because it can be harmful for the electric razor battery and you may not have enough time to check this when you need a quick shave.
2. Charge to Maximum
When the batteries are fully drained, you need to charge them to their maximum level. Lots of shavers have the quick charging function. You should use this function on very exigent circumstances since this is one of the leading killers for the electric razor battery. Battery needs to be charged fully as quick charging only offers you the energy for one or two shaves.
3. Avoid Overcharging
Fully charged electric razor battery goes to tickle mode if it’s still connected to the power source. In this situation, it stops charging once the energy goes below 100%, and then it restarts charging and the cycle goes on this way. This damages the battery life quite often. So leaving your shaver to be charged for overnight is not recommended. If your shaver does not have any indicator to show if the electric razor battery is fully charged, you can follow the manual to see the time it takes to fully charge the battery and once that time’s up, remove the shaver from the power source.
4. Fully discharge at least once a month
Draining or discharging the batteries completely might not be an option for you, especially if you travel a lot and need to have your battery ready to use. So keep it charged after couple of shaves and consider this as a priority. However, in order to save the electric razor battery life, consider draining it fully in every month. This way, you’ll keep it in better shape.
Batteries are an important part of electric shavers and if they go bad, a replacement will incur extra costs. Following the above-mentioned tips will help you avoid such costs. Better electric razor battery means better shaving experience and less requirement to charge it frequently since it’ll be able to hold more energy.